The Visa section and the Consular Department of the German Embassy Kabul have to remain closed until further notice due to a bomb attack of May 31.
Applications for Visa are not possible, even with appointments after June 01, 2017. The possibility to book an appointment had to be suspended.
The collection of passports of visa applications filed before May 31, 2017 is not possible until further notice. We exceedingly regret this, and recommend the acquisition of new adequate travel documents of your home country.
Further information, especially about pending visa applications, regarding the collection of passports and future local competency for new applications for visa will be published as soon as the Foreign Office can take the necessary steps to process pending and new visa applications at other German Embassies and Consulates in the region.
This information will be published soon on this website.
Notifications with deadlines for a family reunification to recognized asylum seekers and refugees in Germany can be made on:
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German nationals in need of immediate Consular assistance may get in touch with the Foreign Office in Berlin directly or can address themselves to any Embassy of an EU-Member State in Kabul.
German nationals in need of a new German passport may contact the German Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan as well as any other German mission in the region.
Children are the most vulnerable people in any armed conflict, which is why it is essential that the international community ensure special protection of children in such situations.
German Cooperation with Afghanistan
The German Cooperation supports the Afghan state in respecting, protecting and guaranteeing human rights, providing security, and being recognised by its citizens as their legitimate representative and service provider, meeting their basic needs.
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Trends and Perspectives
Migration, the digital revolution, the trend towards sharing rather than owning, and a new relaxed attitude to business: many factors are changing the way people live in Germany. In the “Trends and Perspectives” section of the latest edition of “DE Magazin Deutschland” and on deutschland.de, learn about how current trends are affecting society and life in Germany. You can also read a report about the rediscovery of the German forest, and gain some fascinating insights into the everyday work of deep-sea researcher Antje Boetius.
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Ambassador Sabine Sparwasser, the Special Representative of the Federal Government for Afghanistan and Pakistan, visited Kabul on October 20 and 21. During her visit she met with President Ashraf Ghani and representatives of the Afghan Government, and with members of the international community.
Caritas international, in cooperation with its partners Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Cordaid, will implement the project “Mitigating Migration Causes by Strengthening Local Coping Strategies in Afghanistan” in Balkh, Bamyan, Daikundi, Ghor and Herat provinces. The project is funded by the German Federal Government with a grant of 4.700.000,00 Euro and set to run for 34 months beginning in 2016 and ending in 2019.